Before laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon would have to make a large incision through the body to perform most any major procedure. Specifically in the torso area. Today, most procedures are performed laparoscopically which is a specialized “minimally invasive” technique.
How Does Laparoscopic Surgery Work?
Laparoscopic surgery requires several tiny incisions. A trocar is inserted through each port. Tiny cameras and specialized surgical instruments pass through the trocars. They are passed into the abdominal cavity to perform a variety of intestinal procedures. Your surgeon can see what they are doing as the images are transmitted to video monitors in the operating room.
This type of minimally-invasive surgery means a faster recovery time. Little to no scarring and results in far fewer complications during and after surgery. The hand of the top-notch surgeon is required to perform laparoscopic procedures.
Procedures Performed Laparoscopically
- Abdominal surgery involving the GI tract
- Appendix removal
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Bile duct procedures
- Biopsies of fatty tumors or lipomas
- Biopsies of the breast
- Biopsies of the kidney
- Biopsies of the liver
- Complex abdominal wall / muscle repairs
- Colon procedures
- Cutting of abdominal adhesions
- Esophagus procedures
- Exploratory surgeries
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia repair – open and laparoscopic of the groin and naval
- Hernia Incisional – abdominal
- Hernia Inguinal – groin
- Hernia Umbilical
- Liver procedures
- Lymph node biopsies
- Pancreas procedures
- Spleen removal
- Small bowel procedures
- Stomach procedures
- Surgery on the large intestine
- Surgery on the small intestine
- Thyroid gland procedures
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